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Ok.. got to ask a comp help question

Ok,  I ordered a laptop from Dell about a month ago (Inspiron 8200.)  I'm not gonna waist time with all the specs but I have a question about the graphics card.  It came with a 32mb ATI Mobility Radon 9000, I've heard it's not a great (maybe not even a good card.) So, I'm wondering if anyones had experience with the card; does it run new games well, I'm looking to buy WOW think I'll need something better?  And if anyone knows about Dells/laptops in general, is it possible to change the cardimage

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  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    k well i havent had the 9000 but im assuming it compares to like the geforce 4 mx40 --or wahtever it was

    i havent heard good things

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    had a gateway solo though...and gateway is just like dell

    never upgraded it though...just sold it

    sorry for not being able to helpimage

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  • findnolimitfindnolimit Member Posts: 112
    All good Murt thnx for posting...  I'm getting the comp on the 22nd so I'll know when I try it.. but I'm worried that I'll be stuck with an expensive laptop that can only serve as a trumped up word processer... and I'll be damned if I can't at least try WOW

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  • UiruruUiruru Member Posts: 984
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  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    yea lol

    i really don't like laptops...except only for business and work

    i would get a desktop

    then if you get more money a laptop

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  • GunharpGunharp Member Posts: 2,890

    Don't encourage murt

    yeah the 9000 will get the job done depending on the laptops secs the highest graohics ship set you can get is the on the go series which is a 9500 to a 9600 both 128mb. Or for nvidia they have just really good cards but waste energy cause there just meant for gaming. So I would suggest not really upgrading unless you need to play games on it.

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  • findnolimitfindnolimit Member Posts: 112

    No dice on the desktop... I move around to much and don't have a big enough place to be hauling something like that around.  I used to play AC1 off a laptop and it was great... Just wanted to know how the card help up in todays game market.  Guess I'll put up some other specs...  to see if my system will hold up too... 2.2 ghz pentium 4 with 512 mb DDR ram... anthing else important?

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    And wet-dream escapades
    Oh this summer is sweet sleep
    Because we are living day dreams

  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    its an alright system

    wont run extreme though

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  • FozzikFozzik Member UncommonPosts: 539

    Ok... I guess before I say anything else I would ask you... why did you order it without knowing what you were getting? A little late to be asking if you purchased a "really expensive word processor" since the thing is already on the way to you. =)

    Other than the graphics chipset, the most important thing in a laptop is probably the hard drive. The RPM/ seek times on mobile hard drives are probably the biggest bottleneck in laptops. The one you got is probably 4500 RPM. The system you ordered will probably play most games out now passibly well... But it is not a DirectX 9 graphics chip... so upcoming games may be a problem.

    Here's a review of a system very similar to the one you purchased... the review is a year old, but it shows performance under UT2k3, JK2, and also some of the features of the chip.

    http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.html?i=1692&p=1

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